These 5 Service Stocks Pay Shareholders A Double-Digit Dividend

The following five companies in the Services sector have the highest dividend yield for that sector:

  1. Alon Holdings Blue Square Ltd. (NYSE:BSI): The stock has traded in a 52-week range of $8 to $15.49 and most recently traded at $9.71 per share.  The company pays a dividend of $5.45 per share and has a dividend yield of 56.1%.  Its market capitalization is $632.69 million.  About the company: Alon Holdings Blue Square Ltd. owns and operates supermarkets and specialty stores in Israel.  The Company sells consumer products including food and beverages, apparel, housewares, electronics, and cosmetics.
  2. American Capital Agency Corporation (NASDAQ:AGNC): The stock has traded in a 52-week range of $24.06 to $30.68 and most recently traded at $29.46 per share.  It pays a dividend of $5.6 and has a dividend yield of 19%.  Its market capitalization is $3.8 billion.  About the company: American Capital Agency Corporation is a real estate investment trust.  The Trust invests in agency pass-through securities and collateralized mortgage obligations for which the principal and interest payments are guaranteed by a US Government agency or a US Government-sponsored entity.
  3. Invesco Mortgage Capital (NYSE:IVR):  The stock has traded in a 5w-week range of $18.80 to $24.07 and omst recently traded at $22.78.  It pays a dividend of $4 per share and has a dividend yield of 17.6%.  Its market capitalization is $1.15 billion.  About the company: Invesco Mortgage Capital invests in mortgage-backed securities for which a United States government agency guarantees payments of principal and interest.  The Company also invests in non-agency residential mortgage-backed securities, commercial mortgage-backed securities, and residential and commercial loans.
  4. Two Harbors Investment Corporation (AMEX:TWO):  The stock has traded in a 52-week range of $8 to $11.51 and most recently traded at $10.48 per share.  It pays a dividend of $1.6 and has a dividend yield of 15.3%.  Its market capitalization is $423.91 million.  About the company: Two Harbors Investment Corporation is a real estate investment trust.  The Company focuses on investing in, financing and managing residential mortgage-backed securities, or RMBS, and related investments.
  5. Hatteras Financial Corporation (NYSE:HTS): The stock has traded in a 52-week range of $24.75 to $31.98 and most recently traded at $28.50.  It pays a dividend of $4 per share and has a dividend yield of 14%.  Its market capitalization is $2.13 billion.  About the company: Hatteras Financial Corporation is a mortgage real estate investment trust.  The trust acquires adjustable-rate and hybrid adjustable-rate residential mortgage pass-through securities issued or guaranteed by US Government agencies or US Government-sponsored entities.

Note: Financial data is taken from Yahoo! Finance.  Selected other data is taken from Google Finance and publicly available SEC filings.  All data are assumed to be accurate.

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